Episode 173: Community of Christ with Dale Luffman

September 2, 2017


Episode 173: Community of Christ with Dale Luffman

Dale Luffman is the Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for the Community of Christ. Community of Christ shares its first 14 years with the modern day LDS church and officially became a separate religion in 1860. Dale walks us through the history of the church, and how its history has impact Community of Christ’s entirely separate Doctrine and Covenants.

The Book of Mormon’s Witness to Its First Readers
National Council of Churches
Sharing in Community of Christ: Exploring Identity, Mission, Message, and Beliefs
List of Community of Christ’s presidents 

Reed Smoot was a Mormon apostle elected to the United States Senate in 1902

John Whitmer Historical Association Annual Conference

The Joseph Smith Revelations: Text and Commentary, by H. Michael Marquardt
Community of Christ website: https://www.cofchrist.org/
To get your own D&C email sales@heraldhouse.org or call 816-521-3015


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5 Comments on “Episode 173: Community of Christ with Dale Luffman”

  1. Jake Says:

    I enjoyed the interview. Is it just me or does anyone else notice that the COC folks generally seem to be better informed on mormonism and have a deeper understanding of Biblical Christianity than their LDS counterparts………….


    • My Book of Mormon Says:

      In my limited experience, YES. I’ve spoken with CoC members for a total of about two hours total, and they’ve been 1,000% more informed.


      • help3434 Says:

        What is your basis for comparison? An ecumenical officer that has been at this for decades vs two Mormon missionaries in their earlier twenties?


      • My Book of Mormon Says:

        And the LDS Mormons I met when I went to sacrament meetings. Where the LDS were judgmental, CofC were open. LDS spent their time teaching about how horrible the non-believers were. CofC spoke about love. Is my experience extremely limited? Yes. Is it a completely unbiased opinion? No. Am I okay with it? Absolutely.


  2. Lee Kalba Says:

    If CoC had found me as a teen, rather than southern baptists, I might not have left the church.


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